Pet Air is a service for when your pet is unable to accompany you on your flight. If you are moving to a new state and would prefer to have your pets flown instead of driving, this is a great alternative. Pet Air has been in operation since 1976, providing services to breeders, hobbyist, zoos, rescue organizations, individuals relocating or vacationing, and many other groups.
Pet Air Pet Policy
Pet Air has several options for individuals needing to transport their pets, including airport to airport service, delivery to a specific destination, and corporate relocation services. While not every major airport is part of the Pet Air destinations, they serve many of the major cities and smaller airports located throughout the United States as well as Puerto Rico and Canada.
To use Pet Air, you must provide the following:
- Create an account online at Pet Air’s website at least 7 days in advance of date needed to travel. There is a one time fee of $25 to open an account.
- Complete the information on the site to generate an estimate of how much it will cost to transport your pet. A representative will get back to you and clarify any questions you have.
- Your veterinarian information, pet’s age, breed, weight, and any special needs must be noted on your application as well as your own personal information.
- Your reservation must be booked at least 3 days in advance of the date of travel.
- All pets must have a health certificate to fly and have an individual who will pick them up at the destination.
- Pets must be older than 8 weeks to travel.
Once your reservation is confirmed, Pet Air will send you a packet containing labels to place on your pet’s carrier as well as information regarding pickup and drop off locations, a copy of your receipt of purchase, and an emergency 24-hour phone number.
The pets traveling must be in a kennel that allows them to stand, turn around, and sit confortably. It must have a secure lock and be properly labeled for flight. The kennel must be well-ventilated, not be a collapsible kennel, have wheels, or a top opening. Cups for food and water must be securely attached to the inside of the kennel.
Important Tip: All pets must have 2 inches of headroom, except for snub-nosed breeds which must have 3 inches. Undersized kennels will not be accepted and all pets must have a health certificate to travel. Pets are prohibited from being sedated for the duration of the flight.
For more information, please visit this page of the Pet Air website.